Crunch-Griffins Final

Game 7 to Grand Rapids. The Griffins came from behind with two in the third, the second by Tomas Jurco with 6:12 to play, to win 5-4 and advance to face Syracuse in the Calder Cup Final. Mark Arcobello, with an assist on Taylor Fedun’s go-ahead goal, finishes the third round a tiebreaker ahead of Ondrej Palat for the league playoff scoring lead. Unfortunately for him, he has no further opportunity to build on it.

The series begins Saturday/Sunday at Syracuse. A sixth and seventh game back in Syracuse would be June 18/June 20.

Had these calculated and figured I’d pass them along: Kenny Reiter in 114:10 of mop-up relief (plus that one-second gamesmanship appearance against Providence): 42 saves on 47 shots, .894 save percentage, 2.63 goals-against average. Kenny Reiter in seven starts, 431:27: 210 saves on 228 shots, .921 save percentage, 2.50 goals-against average.

And Geographic Travels has an interesting thought: every European monarch comes from a foreign family… except, sort of, one.

Michael Fornabaio